Ward County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:11,600More data
Estimate 2015:11,668 
Estimate 2014:11,601 
Estimate 2013:11,244 
Estimate 2012:10,865 
Estimate 2011:10,685 
Census 2010:10,658More data
Census 2000:10,909More data
Population of the County Seat (Monahans)
Census 2010:6,953 
Census 2000:6,821 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN WARD COUNTY - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Barstow city:373More data
Grandfalls town:384More data
Monahans city (pt.):7,638More data
Pyote town:122More data
Thorntonville town:508More data
Wickett town:529More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:835.6More data
Water Area:0.2More data
Total Area:835.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:12.75More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:72.11More data
Percent Rural:27.89More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:52.9%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:40.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:4.1%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:28.4%More data
65 and Older:14.3%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:34.4More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$44,886More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$526,103,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$57,570More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.8%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:75.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:11.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$51,856More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$55,940 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$58,734 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$54,308 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$52,834 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.8More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.740000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,562,477,540More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,402,435,940More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,776,354More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$N/AMore data
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN WARD COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:40.517More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.172More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:108.489More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.673More data
Frontage Roads:46.235More data
On-System Subtotal:276.086More data
City Streets:100.276More data
Certified County Roads:231.696More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:331.972More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:608.058More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:162.068More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:190.762More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:216.978More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.346More data
Frontage Roads:92.470More data
On-System Subtotal:665.624More data
City Streets:200.552More data
Certified County Roads:463.392More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:663.944More data
County Total:1,329.568More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ward County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Ward County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Ward County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Ward County»

Special Districts in Ward County.
School Districts in Ward County.
History of City Tax Rates in Ward County.

Airports in Ward County.
Hospitals in Ward County.
Prisons in Ward County.